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Ergot meaning

ergot - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which the grains become black, and often spur- shaped. It is caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea.
  2. 2. The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening childbirth, and to arrest bleeding.
  3. 3. See 2d Calcar, 3 ( b).
  4. 4. Grain affected by a parasitic fungus; a drug prepared from such grain.

ergot - examples of usage

  1. Ergot may cause serious irritation of the digestive tract, or by acting upon the nervous system it may cause lethargy or paralysis. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Cattle seem to be more susceptible than other animals to the influence of ergot, possibly on account of the slowness of the heart's action. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The effect of the protracted use of ergot in the feed is pretty well understood to be that of producing a degeneration and obstruction of the smaller arterial branches. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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